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Welcome to SPACELAB MIXING SERVICE!

Here you can have your songs mixed and mastered by a very experienced producer, no matter if they come from your own studio or from a top professional environment. It doesn't matter if you are a newcomer, semi-pro or professional!

The offer is especially aimed at bands from the fields of rock, metal, prog or punk, who need a fat and competitive sound for their tracks and videos.

You can also record vocals or other recordings here in top quality. Please check the references for sound examples.

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Software
Recording
Re-amping

Current projects:


UNZENSIERT (D), CHORNITSA (ISR/UKR), ABFLUSS (D), ELYSIAN GATES (LUX)

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About

Christian
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Christian 'Moschus' Moos, Mix Engineer:

"I've been sitting at the controls as a pro for over 23 years, I'm a drummer and have produced or mixed 150+ albums of many bands, for example for Delain, Haken, Mentalist, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody or Betontod."

Besides current software, a collection of excellent analog tools is involved in every mix, e.g. UREI 1178, SSL Bus Compressor, Klark Teknik as well as various SPL devices. Classic 19-inch Lexicon reverbs and a Kemper Profiling Amp  are also in use.

Music is my passion,

so I made it my profession.

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Services

Mixing

Mixing, Mastering

- Analogue summing. High-End 19-inch outboard -

You send me all your finished single tracks and I take care for all the rest. All tracks should be without effects, ideally clean DI guitars and basses in addition to real acoustic drums, so I can re-amp with optimal results if needed. How everything should be prepared for a mix, you can find here:

Editing

Editing

If desired, a mix can also include timing corrections and the sonic enhancement of acoustic drum tracks using sound replacing. Or guitars and other instruments are additionally idealized. Vocals can be post-processed in terms of timing and intonation using Melodyne.

Recording

Vocal recording

Although I am now very specialized in mixing and mastering, you can record vocals here in the Mix Studio if necessary, for example via a Brauner Phanthera or an ELA M 251 E tube microphone (clone), followed by Glockenklang Bugatti Class A MicPre, original UREI 1178 peak limiter as well as SPL de-esser.

Re-amping

Re-amping

Re-amping has been the order of the day in the pro scene for 20 years. Unless you can deliver guitar or bass sounds in official quality, I re-amp all your clean DI tracks. In addition to the Kemper Profiler Amp, I also use Amp Sims from Neural DSP, PlugIn Alliance, Aurora DSP or NI.

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Caravan Recording Aufnahme

Recording 

- Studio recording -

Solo artists can record vocals or smaller acoustic instruments in my mix studio, using real top equipment. For example vocals via a Brauner Phanthera or an ELA M 251 E tube microphone (clone), followed by Glockenklang Bugatti Class A MicPre, original UREI 1178 peak limiter and SPL de-esser.

Alternative Steinberg VST connect: by means of this software (free of charge for you) my DAW computer in the studio can be coupled with your PC/Mac at home, and you make vocal recordings in your familiar environment, but with producer support! Prerequisite on your side (besides a reasonably fast internet connection) is at least a usable microphone, as well as audio interface and headphones.

- Studio recordings -

Drum recordings are often outsourced to a studio by many self-producing bands due to lack of space and/or technology.

For such cases, a comfortable studio can be rented nearby, where excellent drum recordings - and much more - can be made. Example: Caravan Recording, Krefeld, Germany.


By the way, I am also available as a session drummer for selected projects. On Spacelab's Youtube channel you can find several videos like this one:

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Caravan Recording Drumkit
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Audio tape transfer

- professional 2 inch master tapes -

Analogue rules. If you want to digitize old 2-inch tapes from your archive, no problem! They have to be 16- or 24-track tapes running at 15 or 30 ips. I also take care of the necessary "tape baking" in advance. I have already digitized 40 year old tapes (e.g. Grobschnitt "Solar Music", or various archive material from fellow producer Dan Swanö). My AMPEX MM1200 2-inch machine (built 1979, USA) was retrofitted with ball-bearing rolling guides, which makes it possible to play back very old tapes very gently. In 2015 the machine was last overhauled (among other things re-capped).

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References

Here you can listen to samples of my work. 

Also visit the Spacelab Youtube channel.

Mix-Medley “heavy”

Mix-Medley “dynamic”

LT RHAPSODY COVER

Since 1998 I have produced 150+ albums of all kinds of bands, at that time still in my former "Spacelab" recording studio. The vast majority of them were produced completely by me, some only mixed, for still others I did various recordings.

One of the most famous acts that visited me several times was the Dutch female fronted metal band DELAIN. Besides doing various recordings for their early albums, I also mixed all live tracks of all Delain bonus CDs up to and including "The Human Contradiction".

The first two albums of the now quite famous British prog rockers HAKEN ("Aquarius" 2010 and "Visions" 2011) got the finishing touches here, as did their video on the ProgPower USA 2011 DVD. 

German Punk greats like BETONTOD, BRDigung or MASSENDEFEKT have produced many of their albums in full at Spacelab Studio.

In 2016 Luca Turilli had 30+ live tracks of the completed RHAPSODY tour completely mixed at Spacelab, and also the worldwide known Dutch death metal legend PESTILENCE had 2 albums produced at my studio.

Absolutely must also be mentioned guitar wizard Dennis Hormes from Germany, who produced his first solo album here.


Since 2018 I mix under the pseudonym SPACELAB MIXING SERVICE almost exclusively material that musicians have produced themselves.

HAKEN COVER 1
HAKEN COVER 2
DELAIN COVER
BETONTOD COVER
DENNIS HORMES COVER
PESTILENCE COVER
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Pricing 

Regarding mix & mastering, "personalized" prices apply.

That means: contact us and we will talk about your budget!

According to § 19 UStG no sales tax is charged.

Mixdown single song

SNGL

price on request

approx. 5 minutes

Mixdown EP

EP

price on request

max. 21 minutes, 4 songs.

*Mastering 50% off*

Mixdown album

LONG

price on request

max. 50 minutes, 10 songs.

*Mastering included*

Vocal recording

VOX

price on request

Shortest booking is 3 hours.

Mastering + DDP

MSTR

single song: € 50

Stem mastering on request.

Studio recording

STD

starting at € 250

One day at recording studio incl. engineer.

Tape transfer

TAPE

€ 140

Digitization of one 2-inch tape. Each additional tape costs another € 90

Fine print:


All files are exchanged online. For example via WeTransfer or via the SPACELAB sftp server. How your files should be prepared is explained here: 


During the mix phase, a mix will be made available as a 320kB mp3 file. After completion and payment, the final 24 and 16 bit wav files and the DDP will also be made available for download.

Basically you get every mix also as an unprocessed, unmastered 24 bit stereo wav file (fullmix).

I also deliver "stems" on request, the additional time needed for this will be charged separately.

If you wish, I can organize an optional high-end mastering with well-known mastering professionals. There, however, you should expect costs starting at €70,- for the single title. It is generally not advisable to use "non-reproducible-cheap" providers or "AI-supported mastering".


The check of your audio files is free of charge and without obligation.

A discounted test mix is negotiable!

I am available for Skype or Zoom sessions to discuss your project in detail and to get to know you and your ideas.

Contact

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